Thornton Tomasetti, the international engineering firm, announces that three of its projects, the Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center (ARTIC) in Anaheim, Calif., Pegula Ice Rink at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa., and the Northwestern Medicine Outpatient Care Pavilion in Chicago, Ill., have each received a 2014 American Institute of Architects (AIA) Technology in Architecture (TAP) Building Information Modeling (BIM) award.
This year marks the 10th anniversary of the AIA/TAP BIM awards, which seeks projects across seven categories that exhibit exemplary use of integrated and interoperable building information modeling.
Anaheim Regional Transportation Intermodal Center – Awarded for “Stellar Architecture Using Steel”
• Thornton Tomasetti provided structural design services and enclosure design services for Phase I of ARTIC, an all-steel, 66,500 SF terminal building featuring a grand hall, ticketing center and retail spaces that provides a gateway for Metrolink Commuter Rail, Amtrak, high-speed rail, bus and roadway transportation. The project is slated for completion in 2014.
• The terminal design features a steel pipe grid shell structure clad with ETFE cushions. The grid shell encloses an integral steel-framed three-story interior building which also connects to a pedestrian bridge spanning the rail lines.
• The transit center is a project of the City of Anaheim and Orange County Transit Authority. Along with Thornton Tomasetti, the ARTIC team included HOK, architect; Parsons Brinkerhoff, project manager and civil engineer; Buro Happold, MEP, enclosure engineering and 3D documentation; and Clark Construction, general contractor.
Pegula Ice Rink – Awarded for “Delivery Process Innovation”
• Pegula, home to Penn State University’s men’s and women’s NCAA Division I hockey teams, features a 45-foot tall glass and steel atrium and entrance, and a 6,000-seat ice rink.
• Thornton Tomasetti was hired by Crawford Architects/Bohlin Cywinski Jackson Architects to provide structural services and by Mortenson to provide construction support services. The project was completed in 2013.
Northwestern Medicine Outpatient Care Pavilion – Awarded in “Delivery Process Innovation”
• The Outpatient Care Pavilion is scheduled for completion this year, and has construction costs of $175 million.
• Thornton Tomasetti was contracted by architectural firm Cannon Design to provide structural services to the 975,000 SF, 24-story Outpatient Care Pavilion. The contractor on the project was Lend Lease/Pepper Construction JV, and the owner is NW Memorial Health Care.
• Two skybridges, 80 and 98 feet long, were engineered by Thornton Tomasetti to connect the medical facilities with adjacent parking.
• The 45,000-square-foot project site required transferring loads from the shear wall into the building using cantilevered grade beams. The design team utilized a universal grid system to create flexible program space for the steel-framed medical floors, which sit atop a seven-level concrete parking garage with dissimilar column spacing.
• Thornton Tomasetti also designed a system of multi-bay column transfers where the medical and parking garage levels interface to reconcile the differing column locations.
About Thornton Tomasetti (www.ThorntonTomasetti.com)
Thornton Tomasetti provides engineering design, investigation and analysis services to clients worldwide on projects of every size and level of complexity. We fulfill the needs of our clients at every stage in the building life cycle through seven integrated practices in Structural Engineering, Façade Engineering, Forensics, Renewal, Construction Engineering, Property Loss Consulting and Sustainability. Founded in 1956, today Thornton Tomasetti is an 800-person organization of engineers, architects and other professionals collaborating from offices across the United States and in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle East.
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